ABout the  Breed

Origin: England

Year Recognized: 1886

Breed History & Job Description: Bulldogs were created in medieval England for the “sport” of bullbaiting, in which a staked bull fought a pack of dogs while spectators bet on the outcome. The dogs used in this grisly pastime, the ancestors of today’s Bulldog, were unbelievably brave and seemingly impervious to pain. The turning point in Bulldog history came in 1835, when England banned blood sports. With no work to do, the Bulldog might’ve gone extinct. Instead, breeders began eliminating the Bulldog’s ferociousness while accentuating its finer qualities

With his short face and wrinkly body, your Bulldog puppy is a far cry from his fierce ancestors. The modern Bulldog is beloved for his even-tempered gentleness, and your pup will grow up to be a mellow companion and your kids' best friend. Instantly recognizable by his wrinkled brow, hanging jowls and rolling gait, the Bulldog has the physique of a muscled, thick-set tough guy combined with a lovable and mellow personality.

  • Personality: Calm, courageous, and friendly; dignified but amusing

  • Energy Level: Not Very Active; Bulldogs won't beg to be exercised, but they require regular walks and the occasional romp

  • Good with Children: Yes

  • Good with other Dogs: Yes

  • Shedding: Seasonal

  • Grooming: Weekly

  • Trainability: Responds Well

  • Height: 14-15 inches

  • Weight: 50 -65pounds (male), 40 -55 pounds (female)

  • Life Expectancy: 8-10 years

  • Barking Level: Quiet

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